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Project development timeline (2022 to 2024)

The timeline below shows the lifecycle of the Liveable Neighbourhood (LN) programme up to the detailed design stage for each LN area.

It includes the current (active) stage, those already completed, as well as expected future stages. 


  1. Liveable Neighbourhoods strategy development

    Complete Stage completed: July 2020

    We developed three strategies to set out how we can improve people’s health, safety and well-being and tackle the climate emergency lives by reducing the dominance of vehicles on residential streets, encouraging more active travel, ensuring fair, safe access for pedestrians and cyclists, and improving our public spaces. We published these strategies in preparation and support for our initial public consultation.

  2. LN policy consultation

    Complete Stage completed: Autumn 2020

    We asked people to share their views on transport-related issues in their area to inform our Liveable Neighbourhoods policy. Using an online or printed survey and interactive map, people were invited to share the problems affecting their area.

    View the policy consultation support material

  3. LN policy consultation report

    Complete Stage completed: Winter 2020

    We published a summary of the public consultation responses and a report to Cabinet, resulting in the adoption of the policies.

  4. Application for LN areas

    Complete Stage completed: Early 2021

    We invited applications for Liveable Neighbourhoods from Ward councillors, receiving 48 applications from across the area.

  5. Liveable Neighbourhoods (LNs) agreed

    Complete Stage completed: June 2021

    We submitted a report for approval by Council Cabinet on 23 June 2021. This report contains details of the following: 

  6. Initial community engagement on LNs

    Complete Stage completed: January 2022

    We asked residents in 15 LN areas to identify key themes about their areas, such as what is good, what could be improved, and what sort of measures would have a positive impact on the community.

    These measures included interventions such as traffic-calming, better cycle routes, safer crossings, wider pavements, and vehicle restrictions.

    View the consultation support material

  7. Initial community engagement report

    Complete Stage completed: 16 February 2022

    We published the outcomes of our community engagement, which was used to inform the co-design process.

    Read the engagement feedback report

  8. Co-design workshops with communities

    Complete Stage completed: Spring/Summer 2022

    We held workshops with residents in 15 Liveable Neighbourhoods. Issues and specific solutions were discussed in more detail by residents and the output was a longlist of ideas, presented on maps of the area.

    We then invited attendees back to view the report and shortlist the measures that they would like to see included in a draft design.

    View the co-design workshop reports for each LN

  9. Through-traffic restriction trials (2022 to 2024)

    Complete Stage completed: August 2022 to Spring 2024

    Working with ward members, we identified several locations where residents had expressed high levels of support for vehicle restrictions to tackle anti-social driving, speeding and through-traffic.

    Where the measure was validated by the community at co-design workshops, we engaged residents on draft designs and then decided to proceed with three trials in Queen Charlton Lane (Whitchurch), Southlands (Weston) and Church Street (Widcombe) in November 2022

    We have published a separate timeline of activity on these trials which were made permanent in February 2024, with links to consultation and monitoring reports.

    View the project timeline for the through-traffic restriction trials 2022 to 2024

  10. Draft design development

    Active Winter 2023

    Drawing on the output from earlier consultations, co-design workshops and a technical review, we shortlisted residents’ priorities and prepared draft designs for each area to consider for inclusion in a full business case. Please continue reading to learn more.

  11. Development of full business case

    Active Winter 2023 to Summer 2024

    We have worked closely with ward councillors to establish which of the LNs and shortlisted measures in the draft designs will bring most benefit to the community while also considering costs.

    This exercise has informed further shortlisting and the development of a full business case to be submitted to the West of England Combined Authority in summer 2024. The purpose is to secure the funding to install the schemes.

    The final shortlist for LN delivery will be published in Autumn 2024 once funding is secured.

  12. Through-traffic restriction trials 2024 to 2025

    On target Spring 2024

    In January 2024, we decided to run five more experimental trials ahead of the wider programme.

    These trials will run from spring/summer 2024 in New Sydney Place and Sydney Road; Lower Lansdown (Winifred’s Lane, Catharine Place and Gay Street); and in Lyme Road (Newbridge).

    They will all run for a minimum of six months alongside public consultations.

    We have published a separate project timeline with links to the individual trial web pages and consultations.

  13. Final detailed design and public engagement

    On target Date to be confirmed

    We will engage residents on the overall designs for LNs once the full business case has been agreed in Autumn 2024. This engagement replaces the consultation originally planned for Summer 2023.

    The measures contained in designs will depend on the outcome of the full business case and the funding available.

    The designs will include individual measures that can be progressed independently of each other over time. Some measures may need further consultation or experimental trials.

    While the funding awarded to us may not deliver every LN scheme in its entirety, the co-design work with the community puts us in an excellent position to attract future funding from other sources.

    Find out more about formal and Experimental TROs.